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Historical Museum of Crete

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Very interesting musem

You get a nicely arranged presentation of the history of Crete, which differs from the rest of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hawkeyes1050
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Extraordinary

Fantastic museum. It preserves the artistic, historical and natural artifacts and exhibits them to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
BLUE_MONARCHS
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The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, which had been established two years earlier. The...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 028 3219
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All reviews el greco world war cretan history modern history several floors prehistoric times german occupation nikos kazantzakis audio guide on display couple of hours worth a visit upper floor second floor two hours entrance fee ww2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well presented, and covers a huge historical range, giving a good overview of Cretan history. We found that it probably tries to cover too much, and that parts, such as the Second World War section, left us wanting more.

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You get a nicely arranged presentation of the history of Crete, which differs from the rest of Greece. All texts are also in English.

Thank Hawkeyes1050
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Fantastic museum. It preserves the artistic, historical and natural artifacts and exhibits them to the public. You can see from the demonstrations and exhibits the different historical phase of local history throughout the centuries. From the Venetian era to modern times and the main characteristics...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Worthwhile visiting this Museum its not as busy as the Archeogical museum of Crete but still has lots of really ancient artifacts. There is a very small coffee shoo on the upper tier but not a very good selection of snacks. 5 euro each and...More

Thank joanne c
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I enjoy going to the museum but this museum surprised me. They historical museum have also modern art exhibits that was amazing!

Thank Lili L
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My teenage son and i spent about an hour in this museum-€5 admission for me and free for him. We were especially interested in the permanent exhibition exploring and effectively describing Crete’s role in WW2. The museum is very close to the Venetian fort and...More

1  Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best museums I have ever visited. It may be small but what you see is amazing. Everything is well displayed with too many exhibits in cases that you can see all sides. It does worth the visit.

1  Thank Luv2000
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Historical museum of Crete is located near the city center, on a walking distance and it's hosted on an amazing building. Tons of items on display, lovely choice!

1  Thank Manolis V
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting little museum located on the front of Heraklion. Cheap entrance fee and takes a good hour to look around everything. Really enjoyed it and doing it very interesting. Would highly recommend

1  Thank WRleeds01
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We weren't sure whether to go to the Historical Museum after the excellent Archaeological Museum but were so glad we did. Everything is extremely well displayed with excellent information boards (in English as well as Greek) and the museum has clearly benefited hugely from its...More

1  Thank Jinty27
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Sophie S
4 August 2018|
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Historical Museum of Crete Opening hours Summer Opening Hours (April - October) Monday - Saturday: 09.00-17.00 Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
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darylandbrianna
3 February 2018|
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr Costas Mamalakis, our WWII and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. Best regards From the HMC Secretariat
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EssexPam
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Dear EssexPam, Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr. Costas Mamalakis, our WWII, and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. We hope to see you at the... More
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